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Philadelphia Pulls 72 Cops After Watchdog Uncovers Thousands of Officers’ Violent, Racist Social Media Posts

Philadelphia Police motorcycles form a line in a parade on Jan. 1in Philadelphia. - Read and Watch Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Rebuke of Mitch McConnell at the House Reparations Hearing. - My Job Is to Help Kids Who Screwed Up. I Think Harvard Made the Right Call on Kyle Kashuv. - The Democratic Presidential Candidates Gave the NYT a Bunch of Answers. Here Are the Interesting Ones. - Felony Charges Dismissed Against Miami Cop Who Shot Black Caregiver ... Full story

Carney gives Facebook currency cautious welcome

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is expected to give Facebook's proposed digital currency Libra a cautious welcome in a major speech on Thursday. He will say it could could substantially lower costs and increase financial inclusion, but needs regulation. Mr Carney is also expected to announce that non-banks will be able to hold Bank of England accounts. And he will highlight climate and sustainability concerns. Mark Carney has given a swift ... Full story

Three ways business can support refugees

I’ve been privileged to meet many refugees over the years – most recently, in one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Ethiopia. They share devastating stories of suffering and loss, and of being forced to leave behind their loved ones to escape from violence, persecution and conflict. But refugees also give me hope in humanity, because many have never let go of their dreams and aspirations, and some are among the most inspiring, optimistic ... Full story

Ellen Meets LGBT Activist & Valedictorian Seth Owen

Ellen sat down with Florida teen Seth Owen, who after coming out to his parents was kicked out of his home earlier this year after refusing to attend church. As a high school senior, he was named valedictorian and accepted to Georgetown, but his parents are no longer willing to pay his tuition. Friends and family started a GoFundMe for Seth to help him pay for college, and now he wants to help other LGBT kids in similar situations. Full story

Spy satellites reveal extent of Himalayan glacier loss News

Image caption The Hexagon images were declassified in 2011 and digitised for scientific study. Images from Cold War spy satellites have revealed the dramatic extent of ice loss in the Himalayan glaciers. Scientists compared photographs taken by a US reconnaissance programme with recent spacecraft observations and found that melting in the region has doubled over the last 40 years. The study shows that since 2000, glaciers heights have been ... Full story

Dundee University researchers start work on male pill News

Image caption The scientists are trying to get chemicals to stop the fast movement. of sperm. In a laboratory in Dundee, two huge robotic arms test thousands of chemical compounds looking for a drug to stop sperm in its tracks. "Sperm move very quickly in humans," says Prof Christopher Barratt, head of the Reproductive Medicine Group at the city's university. "It's the speed of Usain Bolt if you want to get an analogy. And what we're trying to ... Full story


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How the British reshaped India's caste system - BBC News

A Google search for basic information on India's caste system lists many sites that, with varying degrees of emphasis, outline three popular tropes on the phenomenon. First, the caste system is a four-fold categorical hierarchy of the Hindu religion - with Brahmins (priests/teachers) on top, followed, in order, by Kshatriyas (rulers/warriors), Vaishyas (farmers/traders/merchants), and Shudras (labourers). In addition, there is a fifth group of ... Full story

Things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

(CNN) — Set on the banks of the Thu Bon River in central Vietnam , Hoi An is easily one of the most beautiful towns in Southeast Asia. The action revolves around the atmospheric Old Town -- a colonial-era trade port that was added to UNESCO's World Heritage list in 1999 -- where dreamy canals, French-colonial merchant houses, Japanese bridges, Chinese shophouses and low-key restaurants vie for your attention. In the quarter's slow-paced ... Full story